A Spring Wedding at Browsholme Hall – Clitheroe

Wow! This gorgeous wedding at Browsholme Hall is going to knock your sock off. Such a beautiful venue and so much pretty! I’m lusting after Catriona’s red shoes.

This lovely story began way back at high school when the couple first met. Fast forward a few years and the couple headed off to Amsterdam for a romantic weekend. Alex managed to hide his stress of proposing with his stress of travelling! He didn’t make Catriona wait long for the proposal though – he popped the question the very first night in their hotel and the couple celebrated with pizza and cheap champagne! It might not have been very rock and roll but it was very romantic.

Wedding Planning 

“Alex had hoped I would have a big folder of all my wedding hopes and dreams that I’d been compiling since I was a little girl but unfortunately for him that wasn’t the case so he’s been very involved in the planning. He’s convinced he is the most involved groom in the whole world.”

The couple had already visited a few different venues when they came across Browsholme Hall and they knew it was the one for them immediately. Planning a relaxed but elegant day – the venue was the perfect choice. The amazing grounds and historic buildings definitely give the elegance but the relaxed layout of long tables in the barn was perfect for the wedding breakfast.

They loved…

Food tasting! That was Alex’s favourite part of the wedding planning. Not surprising given the amazing caterers the couple chose. Choosing the flowers was also a big hit – Jane from Flower Design swept them up with her enthusiasm for floral and the result was spectacular! Going bespoke – after much dress shopping Catriona chose to go bespoke with a gorgeous dress from the Couture Company.

I loved…

So much to love about this wedding. Alex and Catriona’s friends and family made us so welcome on the day. I’m completely besotted with Jane from Flower Designs. She’s got such an amazing eye for colour and detail. I love how she tempted Catriona away from her initial plans to go all white on the flowers. The end result included reds and oranges too and was just perfect. The sun was shining, the guest enjoyed drinks in the courtyard and we got to spend lots of time exploring the grounds and we were treated to the most beautiful sunset. It doesn’t really get much better than that!

Huge congratulations to Alex and Catriona – thank you for choosing me to capture your day. Here’s a selection of some of my favourite images. Thanks to Matt from Matt Sim Photography for assisting me and the staff at Browsholme Hall for looking after us.

Wedding Team Extraordinaire:

Venue: Browsholme and the Tithe Barn

Caterer: Twelve 

Florist: Flower Design

Venue Dressing: Creative Cover Hire 

Dress: Jo Bromley – The Couture Company 

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“Rachel photographed our wedding back in April and we honestly could not be happier with our final images. They are so full of colour and fun which is what drew us to her in the first place. Rachel and Matt (we chose a 2x photographer package) did a brilliant job of getting lots of photos of our family and friends, most of whom travelled a considerable way to be there, it was so lovely to find she has caught some absolute crackers of family and I can’t wait to pick our favourites for an album (her album option look absolutely stunning too!).

We got our full set of photos back at the end of May but up until then we got a little set of teaser photos to keep us going(/get us really excited about the rest of the images!) Rachel is absolutely lovely, neither of us are overly comfortable about being photographed (not before any beverages anyway…) but she really makes you feel at ease & we got some bloody gorgeous photos in the end.

Rachel really did a brilliant job of capturing all the important bits but also of making sure she photographed the details & the bits you manage to miss in the excitement of the day. All in all I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her, she is so professional & incredibly talented but also so friendly & laid back throughout the whole day.

Thanks again!”

Catriona & Alex